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Royal Khyber - OC
Royal Khyber - OC

Royal Khyber - OC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.royalkhyber.com
  • Phone: (714) 436-1010
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Arun Puri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Bear St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Royal Khyber - OC
The Royal Khyber............A Journey for your palate and mind. The art of Indian cookery lies NOT in high spicing but in the delicacy of spicing. Indian cuisine is universally known for its distinctive flavorings. It was in fact the lure of these spices which first brought the British and the French, the Dutch and the Portuguese to the Indian coast. It is the use of selected spices in a particular manner (whole spices, ground and or spice blends) to bring out the dormant flavors of a dish, which is the real art, practiced by the experienced chefs in the Royal Khyber kitchen.

Royal Khyber is a Fine Indian Cuisine Restaurant, located in South Coast Plaza Village (across from Nordstrom).
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Diner Reviews
  • "Best Indian Food in Orange County period. Service was impressive and the food was outstanding. Tip: order the tandoori plate for the table. A perfect way to taste a bit of their best. Don't miss the curried mussels either. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been here several time and I am a huge fan. The atmosphere is great, the restaurant is clean, the service is exceptional, then there's the food.......excellent. It's a little pricey, but well worth the extra money for the quality of the food and the service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I am an Indian with a hotel management degree. I was taken aback when I went in to find that most of the staff wasn't Indian and I had to order in English. The staff was very professional but I still had that nagging doubt about a foreigner (ok, non-Indian!) preparing my very expensive meal. All my suspicions were laid to rest when the staff rolled out the food. The sauces were textbook perfect, the spices blissful and the kebabs divine! The staff is professional, courteous, friendly and just amazing! The food is slightly expensive but, this is fine dining (not just Indian!) at its best. I highly recommend planning your trip and ordering the Biryani (Lamb or Chicken takes 30 minutes) before arriving for this exotic epicurean journey."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was great. Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wait staff was friendly and the food was well presented with "fine dining" touches (i.e. silver garnish on the kheer dessert), but overall the dishes did not have the flavor that justified $20+ dollars per item. For example, the "butter chicken" wasn't creamy and was a bit bland. There are likely less expensive options in the area at half the price."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good food for white people who like mild Indian food. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Service and food are fantastic. Chicken Tika was cooked perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had the Vegetarian plates & the Lamb Curry (Tika Masala) and they were amazing! I forget about this restaurant, but every time I go, I thoroughly enjoy the food & ambiance! Looking forward to visiting again soon! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Been a visitor here for personal and work related dinners, and it has been a fantastic experience each time."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Try the Chicken Madras and you better ask it be prepared "Mild". Because ordered off the menu it can be pretty spicy but done correctly is one of the best dishes ever created from India. Love the tandori chicken with lemon as well. Superb..."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A wonderful Suprise. Our meal was very tasty. The appetizer was good. II enjoyed the Butter Chicken. The deserts were not the best, but perhaps they were not familiar to my pallet."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Royal Khyber never disappoints, whether you go for dinner or Sunday brunch. The location is convenient, setting is lovely, service is attentive and gracious, and the food is outstanding. Butter chicken is incredible!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Very busy night. Our waiter was prompt and helpful. Our food came after a short wait. There were two large groups and the noise level was loud and annoying. Quieted way down after they left. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very good food and attentive service in a very serene environment."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "One of the few good India food restaurants.Never had complaint of food or service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here for Valentines day we had great service from the moment we walked in they were prompt and very attentive. We started with the vegetarian samosas, my honest opinion... I'd skip them a little dry and lacked flavor...We ordered two main courses and shared them a prawn dish which was absolutely yummy and spicy! Also we ordered the chicken tikka masala and it was bland and needed something extra like salt or something... All in all we'd go back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Samosas could have been more authentic, too dry for my taste buds. Tandoori was a bit of a mss too. The curries are awesome and the service was pretty good."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Amazing food and extraordinary service. I wish they had some fun indian music playing."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Met old friends there. All had Indian buffet. All enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Received special treatment on a special occasion. Royal Khyber staff made us feel special and set the mood for a great night. Last Saturday my hubbie and I dined at RK on our anniversary. The host sat us in a private table, greeting us and checked on us many times. The bartender was funny and entertaining, she too came by and to ensure we had everything we needed. Our waiter was fabulous and provided a delicious dessert to celebrate our special occasion. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the perfect level of attentiveness."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have always been a great fan of this established estaurant as the quality of food was among the best in orange county. However , this time the food was mediocre at best and the service was spotty. The portions of the entre was also very small."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Tired of the same old food at restaurants? Try this place. Typically relaxed, but very classy Indian restaurant. We had the tandoori mixed plate as an appetizer - excellent selection for sampling the varied tastes. we were there with our 12 and 14 year old granddaughters and they really loved it (they love spicy food)."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The place has nice ambiance, good location, friendly staff, and drink selection is decent. I wanted to like this place but was not impressed with the food. The samosa appetizer was excellent as was the naan, but everything else was quite bland. I had the eggplant dish and the lamb, which was very tender but not very tasty. No spice and just bland. On top of this, the place is pricy. Prob won't make it back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First visit to this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was terrific, the wine delicious, the service impeccable and the ambience was very nice. They accommodated our large group of eight with no problem. Very attentive and prompt service. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Food of OK as in they did not provide specific taste for different dishes, we order 4-5 different dishes - however, they appeared to made out of the same fundamental ingredients sauce. The service was good, especially when they serve you the food in your plate. Few restaurant servers do that. The wine needs to be in a cooler or wine chiller - cannot be served just in room temperature Finally, they should provide a finger bowl at the end. The Hispanic waitress knew the indian food and did a good job explaining and tried to sell. However, the servers need to do a balancing act and ensure that too much is not ordered."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The lace and food were good but very short staff and delayed service"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We come here often and are never disappointed. The subtlety of Indian cooking is evident in all the dishes. Good service, good bar."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Best meal I have ever had at Royal Khyber, it was fantastic. The shrimp sagwaal (spelling) was yummy as were the other dishes the others had."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Good Indian food prepared the way you want it. Pleasant ambiance but food take long to get to the table."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Quiet, relaxing experience.Our server answered our questions, was very attentive & respectful-great service! Food was delicious & well-presented. We'll back & also be sure to try their Sunday brunch! We really enjoyed our dinner..."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "We have had Indian food at several different restaurants. This one was not the best. I don't think we would go back. The Indian salad was overseasoned - too spicy and did not seem fresh. The Chicken Tika Marsala was good, the okra (Bindhi) was very overcoated and dry."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "our favorite here is the lamb shank curry, aptly named Khyber nectar. It is very tender and nicely spiced, cooked over many hours. the best part is the curry which makes perfect dipping sauce for the naan. For $25 you also get naan, small side dish of salad and a little bit of basmati rice. we've tried other dishes here but nothing special (overpriced since portion is small and flavor is just so so) other than the lamb curry, which is exceptional."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "This was our second visit to Royal Khyber. As during our first experience the food and service were superb. We look forward to our next meal there."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "We have been to Royal Khyber several times over the past 4 years. The food is delicious. The wine and drinks are quite pricey and not top quality. Nevertheless, we always enjoy a shared dinner with friends. They make some of the best Rogan Gosh and Chicken Tikka Masala available in California. The Naan is good but sometimes a bit under baked. We will continue to return."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "We came for the brunch which is set out like a buffet, it's all you can eat and the food is prepared well and is tasty with a hint of spice. The ambiance is rather dated, but the service is very good and the host and staff check on you often, removing finished plates and refilling glasses. If you enjoy indian food, then this is the place to go."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "We've been coming to Royal Kybar for years. The Northern Indian cuisine is cooked to perfection, eith impeccible service."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We haven't been to this location before, however the quality of the food and service were superb. We were given choices of spice flavorings for the entrees which was very true to their description. Dinner was timed perfectly as we had a play to attend the same evening. We will definitely be visiting this restaurant again soon."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "If you enjoy Indian food, the Royal Khyber is well worth a visit"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "A great Indian food place. Very upscale and romantic. Had restaurant week with girlfriend and it was some good food. I had lamb in curry while she had chicken in curry."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Tried several items and they were all great, but especially the Kyber Nectar, one of the best dishes I have had in a while."
    Dined on 8/11/2013